Secretary of the Navy John D. Long to Rear Admiral William T. Sampson, Commander, North Atlantic Fleet
June 28, 1898.
To: Sampson, Playa del Este, Cuba.
The President has this day proclaimed a blockade of the entire southern coast of Cuba from Cape Cruz to Cape Francis and of the port of San Juan de Puerto Rico.
Source Note: CS, DNA, RG 45, Entry 29. In handwriting next to addressee’s line: “122736.” Sent on form of the Postal Telegraph Cable Company with company information and advertisements.